Cross browser tabbed pages with embedded links

20th March 2006

Updated 18th February 2009

NO javascript - just CSS - and it validates

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Based on my recent selection of dropdown and flyout menus this is a method of displaying several pages just by hovering over tabs. As with my menus this works in Opera, IE5.5, IE6, IE7 beta & Firefox. It should work in Safari 1.3.2 and Firefox 1.0.4 but will not work on Mac IE5.

Just hover over the tabs to display a page of text with a picture and embedded links. A working scroll bar is added for each page as required.

24th March 2006

To please Netscape and hopefully FF 1.0.4 users I have added a second set of tabs that do not use scroll bars.

18th February 2009

Updated to bring into line with current techniques. CSS has come a long way on CSSplay since 2006 and this demo now uses just one stylesheet and a single top level list item for each method and it still works in IE6.


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